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Publication Date:
2/7/2019
Post Date: 2/11/2019

A novel, synthetic DNA vaccine developed at the Wistar Institute induces protective immunity against Mayaro virus (MAYV), a mosquito-borne infection endemic to South America, that has the potential to become a global emerging viral threat.

Publication Date:
2/8/2019
Post Date: 2/11/2019

Scientists have developed a novel way with genome sequences to study and better understand transmission, treat and ultimately eradicate Plasmodium vivax, the most widespread form of malaria.

Publication Date:
2/8/2019
Post Date: 2/11/2019

Controversial lab studies that modify bird flu viruses in ways that could make them riskier to humans will soon resume after being on hold for more than 4 years.

Publication Date:
2/10/2019
Post Date: 2/11/2019

From battling disease in banana crops to overcoming avian flu, scientists are seeking wider acceptance for gene editing technology use in agriculture.

Publication Date:
2/8/2019
Post Date: 2/8/2019

Twenty people have been diagnosed with the Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) over the past few days in Saudi Arabia.

Publication Date:
2/7/2019
Post Date: 2/8/2019

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak declaration for the Metro Manila, Philippines health officials expanded the declarations for other regions on the island of Luzon and Central and Eastern Visayas.

Publication Date:
2/7/2019
Post Date: 2/8/2019

In Washington state, the governor has declared a state of emergency over a measles outbreak.

Publication Date:
2/8/2019
Post Date: 2/8/2019

Preexisting high antibody titers to dengue virus were associated with reduced risk of ZIKV infection and symptoms. The landscape of Zika virus immunity that now exists may affect the risk for future transmission.

Publication Date:
1/25/2019
Post Date: 2/8/2019

Severe fever with thrombocytopenia virus is an emerging tick-borne arbovirus first reported in East and Central China in 2009, and subsequently in Korea and Japan. A closely related virus, termed Heartland virus, was identified and isolated from two patients in the US in 2012.

Publication Date:
2/8/2019
Post Date: 2/8/2019

The genetic diversity of influenza A viruses circulating in swine in Mexico complicates control efforts in animals and presents a threat to humans.